Patois Film Fest Presents: Anne Braden: Southern Patriot

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Patois Film Fest Presents: Anne Braden: Southern Patriot

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PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, with support from NOLA to Angola, European Dissent, and the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, presents: ANNE BRADEN: SOUTHERN PATRIOT ----------------- Anne Braden: Southern Patriot | USA | 2012 | 77min | Documentary Anne Braden: Southern Patriot is a documentary film exploring the extraordinary life and legacy of this American civil rights leader. After she was charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood in 1954, Braden used the attacks to turn herself “inside out” and embrace a lifetime of racial justice organizing matched by few whites in American history. Braden was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was “eloquent and prophetic, ” and named as one of only five southern whites he could count as allies. Labeled a “traitor to her race” and ostracized as a “red” by segregationists and even many in the civil rights movement, she fought for an inclusive movement community and demonstrated that protecting civil liberties was essential to gaining civil rights. Directed by by Anne Lewis & Mimi Pickering Filmmaker Anne Lewis will be in attendance --------------------------------- Founded by New Orleans artists and activists, PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival is dedicated to nurturing the city’s human rights community, supporting the work of local organizers and organizations involved in these struggles, and providing a forum for artistic expression of local and international issues. PATOIS is back this year after a brief hiatus, ready to premiere new powerful social justice oriented films from around the world while highlighting brilliant local filmmakers and the vital grassroots organizations doing work in the city. WHAT: ANNE BRADEN: SOUTHERN PATRIOT screening WHEN: 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursday March 19th WHERE: Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center ADMISSION: $7

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